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Auditions: Last Stop on Market Street


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña, Illustrations by Christian Robinson, and adapted by Gloria Bond Clunie. This show will be presented outside in the Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre.

About the Show

On a Sunday after church, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, CJ notices the many differences among people and asks tons of curious questions: Why don’t we have a car? How come that man can’t see? How come it’s always so dirty over there? How?…Why?…With Nana’s fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world’s got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller that won a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

Important Dates

Audition Information Session: Click here to watch the audition information session from July 11!

Auditions: July 17 (Monday) and 18 (Tuesday) at 7-10pm

Callbacks: July 19 (Wednesday) at 7-10pm

Cast List: July 21 by 5pm

Rehearsals: Mondays – Fridays 7-10pm, Saturdays from 10am-1pm from August 7, 2023 – September 8, 2023

Tech rehearsals: September 9 – 15, 2023

Performances: September 16 – 24, 2023

Questions about auditions? Contact Heather Strickland: Heather@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org

About the Roles

Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 10+.

If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Executive/Interim Artistic Director, Heather Strickland, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment.

CJ – A curious, precocious young boy of color

NANA – CJ’s grandmother, older woman of color (also Magical Nana)

ACTOR 1 – Male – Reverend, Mr. Dennis, Blind Man, Magical Blind Man, Graffiti Boy, Trixie, Other Ensemble Characters*

ACTOR 2 – Male – Tattoo Man, Guitar Man, Magical Guitar Man, Shopping Cart Man, Mr. Sunglass Man, Other Ensemble Characters*

ACTOR 3 – Female – Well Dressed Woman w/ the Lovely Hat, Butterfly Lady, Magical Butterfly Lady, Garbage Can Woman w/ Cats, & Other Ensemble Characters

About the Production Team

Director: Terra Hodge

Choreographer: Aya Wallace

Music Director/Composer: Michael Jones

Stage Manager: Chris Acevedo

Scenic/Props Designers: Katie Moorehead, Brett Stegall

Costume Designer: Ketti Shum

About the Auditions

Please click here to sign up for a 30-minute audition time slot!

Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue and 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Dance auditions will happen at callbacks.

Please fill out the following paperwork to bring with you to the auditions:

Audition Form

Conflict Calendar

A callback list will be posted by noon on July 19. All auditionees that are called back will be asked to read from provided sections of the script as well as sing songs from the show. Please also come prepared to dance/move.

Volunteer Access Fund

If you face financial barriers related to transportation to the theatre, please check out our Volunteer Access Fund pilot program!